Saturday, April 28, 2018

Xiaomi Pops/Instant Foxtail millet ipaniyaram/Instant Foxtail millet pops

Xiaomi, is not only the name of mobile, it is also the name of foxtail millet in chinese. When doing an A-Z food series, X,Y,& Z are problematic alphabets. I know what all tricks we adapt to get a proper post title xotic, xtra, xmas, and it goes on! While i was breaking my head to get a proper dish with X, wiki came to my help. I was looking for millets name in chinese and japanese languages, thank god, i was put off my misery pretty soon. Chinese use lot of millets in their cuisine. This foxtail millet/Xiaomi is made into a porridge which actuallly is a post-partum dish, that helps new mothers heal well.
 When i read that article in wiki, my happiness knew no bounds. I decided on this quick paniyaram/pops with foxtail millet, which can be made instant. It was super hit breakfast with kids, pack it with a spicy chutney, it will vanish in minutes.
Ingredients
1/2 cup foxtail millet
1/2 cup of cooked rice
1/4 tsp methi seeds
2 green chilies
a sprig of curry leaf
2 pinches of baking soda (read notes)
oil for cooking the pops/kuzhipaniyaram
Method
  • Soak foxtail millet and methi seeds for an hour. Once it is well soaked, drain the excess water, take the soaked millet and cooked rice in a mixer jar, add green chilies, curry leaves to it and grind it to a batter. Do not add more water, just 1/4- 1/3 cup of water.
  • Once ground, remove the batter to another bowl, let it rest for 30 minutes. Add baking soda to this and give it a brisk stir. 
  • Heat the paniyaram pan, brush the holes with oil, pour batter till 3/4th of every hole, add drops of oil to each batter filled hole. Cover and cook for a minute in a medium flame. 
  • Remove the cover, using a fork, turn each paniyaram and cook the other side for another minute with little oil. Remove the cooked paniyaram onto a plate. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.
  • Pack these cute pops/bombs/paniyaram with some spicy chutney for your kids dabba.
Notes
  • This batter can be fermented overnight, if fermented, no need to add baking soda. 

12 comments:

  1. Seriously when i read the name of this dish, i thought its something related to mobile. Thats a brilliant idea to give a chinese name Priya, well done gal. That bowl of paniyaram looks extremely prefect to kick start a day.

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  2. That is a brilliant find. Shall keep this in mind for future A-Z series :) The paniyarams sound delicious.

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  3. I knew the feelings when you found some recipe as per your expectation. Great find and i get to know the first chinese word "Xiaomi" :-) . That's an interesting paniyaram recipe with fox millet. Healthy and delicious !!!

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  4. Using cooked rice is a great idea and don't laugh, I didn't know Xiaomi is a mobile. Love the idea of looking for names in chinese.

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  5. Wow ! Very smart Priya :))
    Loved these cute paniyarams , using millet is a healthy way to serve these . Baking soda must be making it really soft and spongy !

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  6. Wow those paniyaram look so soft and fluffy. Nice research for letter X and you have found a very nice recipe. Good one Priya.

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  7. Such a brilliant pick for X. too much research and good move Priya and panniyaram has come out really well!!

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  8. Wow. Interesting recipe.. good option for snacks.

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  9. Hahaha, that is a nice name for the paniyaram Priya. Just now read Mayuri's post and here yours also with fox tail millet. When it comes to the letter X - it is such a huge pain to find proper recipes.

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  10. Wow , I did not knew the Chinese name of foxtail millets and Xiaomi was just mobile name for me. Such interesting and quick recipe of paniyaram using foxtail millets.

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  11. Lovely invention of the name, Priya. When I was typing xiaomi for my porridge dish... the mobile pages would come up! Love your pops, such a healthy snack.

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  12. Priya that is a brilliant thought process and what a fantastic find!..these panniyarams look sinful!

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